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Skeleton Lake ~ Muskoka's Best Kept Secret

Skeleton Lake ~ Muskoka's Best Kept Secret

I just came back from kayaking by and walking a property for sale on Skeleton Lake with a friend/client of mine. Have I mentioned I love my job? This makes two offers from two different clients on Skeleton Lake properties for sale within a week. Trendspotting? Quite possibly!  Many cottagers love the outer lakes of Muskoka and Skeleton is one of my favorites.

Skeleton Lake in Muskoka - For Available Properties For Sale Contact Jack

With its crystal clear waters, sandy beach coves, granite rock and pine what’s not to love?  The topography of Skeleton Lake epitomizes everything synonymous with Muskoka.  A wide large open body of water Skeleton Lake is approximately 8.3 kilometres long and 4.8 kilometres wide and is host to lovers of sailing and wind surfing.  In fact it is the largest open body of water of any of the lakes of Muskoka and home to a smattering of approximately 25 islands. Highly suspected to have been formed by a meteorite impact, it is spring fed and therefore boasts perhaps the clearest water in the area.  Loved by its inhabitants Skeleton Lake has its own Cottagers Organization who strive to keep Skeleton Lake, its shoreline and surrounding land pristine; now and for future generations to enjoy.  Muskoka has an interesting history and Skeleton Lake is no exception. This lake has seen a fish hatchery, sawmill and several camps and lodges.  The Chippewas of Rama First Nation believed that Skeleton Lake was a place of bad spirits and omens but I disagree.

Skeleton Lake, Classic Muskoka Rock and Pine and crystal clear waters

The Big Three: Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph are large lakes, deemed Category 1. Skeleton falls into Category 2, medium sized/high development lakes.  Different by-laws apply to the different categories. For instance: the allowable lot coverage on a Category 1 is 10% whereas on a Category 2 it is 8%. Skeleton Lake has the added bonus of lower property taxes than the Big Three. Here are some more pictures of 1,200' with 40 acres I listed and sold last year. I have sold many properties on this lake over the last 20 years and actually learned how to scuba dive and waterski on Skeleton during my youth. Contact me if you would like information about Skeleton Lake itself or current waterfront properties available for sale.  Have a fabulous weekend!